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Fiji Rules-Out February 17 Public Holiday

Source: Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva)
Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fiji's Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Colonel Pio Tikoduadua, has announced that there would be no public holiday to mark the passing of the former President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda.

The announcement was made following numerous enquiries from the public asking if Thursday, February 17, 2011, the date of the funeral of former President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda, would be declared a one-off public holiday in Fiji.

Other countries of the South Pacific often declare public holidays to mark the death of prominent politicians, but Fiji has usually preferred to declare public holidays to commemorate Rugby victories as it did in 2005 (2005-03-21) and 1997 (1997-03-31).

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